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enjoyingwonderfulworld.blogspot.com|The King of Rap
Happy Birthday to the King of Rap!
Awwww… if he didn’t die of cancer, he would’ve been 48 years old! But that’s okay, because I would consider him not only as one of the National Artists (if ever this is true… no idea), but I believe he should be one of the national heroes for his patriotism and renewing the face of Original Pinoy Music.
Mabuhay ka, Mr. Francis M! Forever legend! \m/
Shared via Facebook|The late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo shows a very good example to the government.
Of all the politicians in the world, why Robredo?
As expected, God usually saves the good people and lets them live in Heaven.
It’s a good thing for his family that they still hoped something positive when they are ready to face the worst news.
One of the people with a low-key profile, he’s very competent in his academics, explaining how much he was a disciplinarian to his children — in terms of academics.
Another great news to talk about: He never tried vices.
He’s the only guy I could actually call as “credible.” Indeed, a sincerely good man, I think other politicians should really look up to him. He became a Naga mayor at a very young age. He earned TWO degrees in Engineering in DLSU. Lastly, he really kept a low-profile life, serving the poor people. He does not discriminate.
Concern for his family
I was really worried what would his family think when the bad news comes? One of my teachers thought that being “saved” by the fishermen only happens in fiction, but not necessarily in real life. Also, people really assume that he’s dead — so it was for real that he wasn’t spared. Only his aide was, however.
Similarity to Antonello Joseph
Both valued education and work as their top priorities. Both passed away because of God’s will to let them enjoy a problem-free life. In fact, this means that “mission is complete.”
They were both people who do not choose friends or maybe — treat people unfairly. They treat people as if they are friends, and you’ll never doubt them, though.
May he rest in peace
He deserves not only a half-mast, but also a reward for his good deeds.
Rico Yan is no other than… the matinee idol-next-door who died at the very height of his career. If you’d notice, he is best known for his good boy image.
He may not be a saint, but he was advocating education to everyone. This was also Antonello’s dream: Education for everyone.
However… Rico has a dark side. Or maybe not.
Rico’s… dark side?
It really sucks to write an article like this, but I have to admit, not really a shocking moment to know about his break-up with Claudine Barretto, yet their relationship ended like a tragedy.
Really bloody, isn’t it?
So Raymart Santiago was the third-party on the Rico-Claudine couple simply before the former matinee idol died in March 29. Alright, I don’t want to be judgmental right here, but it seems that the article is showing that Rico is the bad guy. Not to be concluding right here but for me, a guy like Rico won’t ever reveal his private life with Claudine.
Hindi talaga inaasahan na mangyayari ang ganitong insidente.
The break-up was thought to be something like hindi nagpapansinan sa isa’t isa, but reading the article was like, “Weh, hindi nga? So ang rift pala nila, nauwi lang sa rambulan!?”
I really cannot imagine Rico being a violent man. Well, I could, but looking at him, he’s not really very tough to hit a woman. However, Claudine’s ate Marjorie defended her and she said that Rico was the one hiding a girlfriend in Cebu.
The other side of the story shows that Claudine is a very jealous type of girlfriend — hindi talaga nakapagtataka. Ever since, Claudine always had a bad reputation, and you know what? Her reputation speaks for herself. From Mark Anthony Fernandez to Rico Yan, she ended up with Raymart Santiago. Well, I’m not saying that Ray is the bad guy, but if I were to be asked, I think it was Barretta who made patol, not Raymart.
What do you expect from a hypocrite like her? Being able to create a mess in NAIA isn’t really a good thing for a celebrity, and a mom. But at least, she admitted her mistake — but what she did is simply humiliating. Wala talaga siyang hiya, unlike some feisty stars, they would simply apologize for their mistakes.
Okay, Claudine and Rico won’t ever end up in a violent break-up if the former didn’t made patol with Raymart. True or not, I think it was Rico who was hurt, so you’ll really wonder if he really died of overdose.
It wasn’t his fault if he was hurt. Alam mong siya talaga ang mas credible sa issue because he cannot be an A-hoe unlike other actors who would openly deny a girl because of a free fellatio (HAHA, another parunggit!).
He is also the type of celebrity who won’t ever initiate any type of controversy — he came from a well-respected family and guess what? His Chinese roots was a plus factor for him to become an entrepreneur, owning different businesses… no idea if they’re still existing, though (even without his presence).
There are more things that I could say more about him compared to AJ Perez. I dunno, maybe because he reached the age of 20, at least, unlike the latter who died before his 20′s.
If you think that RY died of an overdose, you decide, but I really understand it — he died for a reason: HE WAS HEARTBROKEN. If you’re gonna slap to me that he never liked Claudine, well, get yo’ facts straight. Rico and Claudine became together, but there were different challenges:
1.) Rico’s family did not approve of Claudine at first.
2.) Claudine’s reputation is rusty.
3.) They’re exact opposites, overall.
So, history repeated itself when AJ Perez died of a tragic car crash. Nobody knows who he really is, but the AJsters were at least there to share the word that AJ’s legacy is still living… breathing fire. AJ became a poster boy for Eye Bank and Larunungan.
Indeed, people retain the legacy of their beloved ones. If you’d notice, there’s a Rico Yan Youth Foundation.
This is when Claudine Barretto started to relate with AJ’s girlfriend, Steph Ayson. The tragedy made them close with one another, thinking that this is the right time to get to know one another.
It’s really cool to have a non-showbiz partner. It was AJ’s decision to date someone NOT in showbiz because he believed that it is more peaceful in a non-showbiz world.
This is one lesson that we should learn: Showbiz relationships are never as good as non-showbiz relationships. Always apply a little mystery on it.
Raining cats and dogs… that’s what rain is all about.
Now why should everything FLOOD!? That’s because of the poor drainage system. Underpasses have been flooded as well, and imagine how to walk or swim in these disgusting floods.
Disgusting!? Well, yes, flood is really disgusting, but just take a look at the surroundings. Would you ever express yourself like that if you’re the ones throwing garbage OUTSIDE the bin?
I really feel bad for those who were the victims of the current calamity. It may be like Ondoy in terms of class suspension, but I hope it won’t be like the said storm again.
Hoping for .avi tablets
Now I really cannot decide between the Galaxy Note and the GT 7.7. I wanna watch movies without the need of a laptop. You see people, I have .mkv files, .avi files, but most movie files are in .avi format, which is annoying because NOT even Mac OS could do something to make it “fit in” the Mac world. Another thing, you need to convert everything to .mp4 so that it would work on the iOS.
Hmmm… which one’s the best for watching a lot of movies? Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note, or iPad? Please, something that is compatible with BOTH .avi and .mkv format, please.
Now I realized that it is a shit to tell a lie, but for sure, everyone does not like a rainy day, and it makes professors and teachers very sad.
They’re the ones singing, “Come again another day.”
But for students, it is a good relief.
Come on, who wants another Ondoy!? Delayed schedules and short vacays are waiting for you, rather than a relaxing, warm welcome.
F*cking hell who wants to go to school on a super stormy day, hindi ba?
For sure, no one wants a flooded Philippines. Now it no longer fun in the Philippines if flood is everywhere.
It’s really funny on how people would make fun of me hair. Come to think of it, straight hair is OK, but I find it boring and no style. If you’re thinking that straight hair is more attractive, I think that’s because it’s healthier and less sensitive. If you’re straight-haired yet big-faced, then you have a problem! It should be thick rather than thin.
People used to envy this n*gga hair of mine (to the black people, don’t take it against me this time! No intentions to be racist here), until I wanted to change it. GAH, why oh-so early!? Do you think it’s better not to have modifications at all!? I really HATE pleasing people, but if you were to ask me, I really hated myself for being not fair enough and being kinky at the same time.
Well, the first serious crush who told me that he likes fair skin and straight hair must be very blind. Ironically, he used to have a crush on someone who’s dark-skinned, and that is no other than Cass Ponti.
dolores.pinoyexchange.com|OMG lucky for Cass she chose Antonello!
I liked Cass not because she’s a true morena beauty, aside from the unkabogable Alex de Rossi, but because she has a tattoo on her abdomen (true, and me first serious crush at grade school crushes her too! Hahahaha, hypocrite of him, but I like those who make tattoos sexy). However, me momma doesn’t like her (and unfortunately, she finds AA good enough) because of her fake nose. At least Cass admits her fake nose. Cass is NOT very dark at all in person, but what you see on TV is what she is in person, too. But take a look at her height and hotness… she’s naturally-sexy.
Cass can carry all hair types: Straight and wavy. AND OF COURSE, she’s hotter than Lovi Poe.
Now what’s the big hype with Lovi Poe? She’s only brown-skinned, and that’s it! Unlike people like Bangs Garcia and Nikki Gil (also Janelle Manahan inserted!) who are real brown-skinned beauties, Lovi cannot be as sophisticated as them. Her youthful looks faded away simply because she wanted to fit in the “sosyal-istic” girls (e.g., Georgina Wilson, Solenn Heussaff).
There is MORE to life than making “puri” of AA(has!?)
Now I really don’t get the hype why Cristine Reyes is always pinupuri if her face is nakakaumay. That is accurately and precisely correct, to those who are fantards of AA! I hate to say this, but I think AA would never be a showbiz figure, if NOT for her more respectable onee-chan. I also do not get they hype why Ara is also being judged for being an attention whore. Believe it or not, Ara did earn her worth in showbiz with blood, sweat and tears, in a figurative sense. She’s really pretty and white-skinned, which she doesn’t have to brag about. In fact, she’s more classy than AA. HAHAHA, AA, beat that! Whatever you make “bato” to yer unnie is just… diabolical.
dolores.pinoyexchange.com|Look at AA’s nose! HAHAHA, but much more OK compared to the second nosejob.
Truth is, AA’s only have nice dimples (it’s like saying that the only attractive feature Ziyi Zhang has is her face shape). Trust me, if you’re gonna ask me, AA’s forehead and dimples are her only nice features. BAR NONE!
instagram|Now what can you say? Do you think her nose is too long?
I hate elaborating this, but AA’s face is nakakaumay. Madaling pagsawaan dahil siguro sa makeup or what, but quoting Pete Ampoloquio, AA is plain-looking, and have you seen the other blog post I have written recently?
Infairness ah, at least WHITE lang siya. Okay, call me insecure of her, but there’s NO way would I ever be insecure to someone who is slutty. Slutty to the point that there’s something cringe-inducing on her.
Another thing, I really find her speech so irritating. Apologies to everyone, but I think she’s never gonna be loved by the Japanese, or the Koreans. The Japanese will think that she’s doing enjo kosai just to earn a career, while the Koreans would demand her to commit suicide. East Asians will NEVER accept a slut like her… and here’s another BAD NEWS:
Pantene Philippines Facebook|Now she’s invading Nature Care! Achtung guys! She’s ruining Pantene again.
Frankly to Pantene, they cannot be like Avon. Avon has very high morality standards, while Pantene isn’t very picky at all. What I don’t like in Pantene is their endorsers — the bad guys, except Angelica Panganiban, of course (Angelica may be bitchy, but at least she does it with class). Now they’re lowering their standards, so this is what they get. A skank.
If most shampoos endorse women with straight hair, this time Pantene endorses people with wavy/curly hair. Yes, they promote beauty in all hair types, but their endorsers!? Oh, come on! Using the bad guys won’t help boost better businesses. All they got is skinny bitches, rather than healthy-looking ones. Thank goodness, no Kim Chiu did ever dare endorse Pantene.
This article won’t ever be complete without the following: Slender bodies (stick-thin this time) and errr… pressure on Korean females with regards to nip-tucking. Coming soon.
Alright, call me a hypocrite for posting this article, but there is one thing that I should tell you why being white and being straight-haired is glorified in the Philippines: COMMERCIALS.
Right now, allow me to be the spokesperson. For now.
Thanks to You Got Rained! for the article!
infahealth.com|Barbie Hsu is the true inspiration behind super-straight Asian hair.
Girls, granted that Barbie Hsu is really damn pretty (I find her prettier than Ziyi Zhang, actually), and so does her lustrous hair, but that’s because she’s a Taiwanese Chinese — or in a broad sense, she’s an East Asian. East Asian people are best known for their smooth, pale white skin and super-straight dark hair, slender figure and lastly their small extremities. Alright, I really didn’t mention the chinky eyes is because they do something to make it larger… with the help of falsies.
I hate to say this, but she’s the inspiration behind these “rebonding” thingies, and please, I have NOTHING against rebonding one’s hair — I wished to have that straight (or wavy) hair of mine but… it became like DEAD to me. After all, having rebonded straight hair looks MORE lifeless compared when having frizzy hair.
I’m not discouraging kinky-haired people NOT to straighten their hair, but just be careful. One aunt of mine told me that if you are obsessed with straight hair, it’s like that your hair doesn’t have any sort of “style” on it. So usually, when I go to the prom, I usually request the hairdresser, “Curl the ends of me hair, please.”
I have to thank the salon that was responsible for the straight hair that I do have today. BTW, my hair is shorter now.
There are some people who love the wavy-haired me before I had the “rebonding” thing. It’s like, “That hair of yours suits you better.”
Gah, now what was I thinking?
People would often love me curly hair, but I was really pressured to have straight hair is because of the commercials! Also, it all started when Meteor Garden aired on Philippine TV.
To those who thought of me original hair sucks, I think mine used to have more style and durability.
Beauty Standard: To become East Asian than Western
Western people are more diverse. They experiment from straight to super curly hair, same goes with African-Americans, and black people living in Europe.
Now ask a Japanese, or a Korean. Do you think they would leave the house without styling their hair?
…oh, and please ask the white people. Do you think their day’s complete without being sun-kissed?
HAHAHA, I got you.
mixmakers.net|Nice hair, Ziyi! How convenient of using chopsticks!
So look when Hu Li (Ziyi Zhang’s character in Rush Hour 2) showed her authentic Chinese features, whoa… let me be very honest with you. Ziyi looks more like of a Filipina than of a Chinese, only fair-skinned! But if she were in the Philippines, she’s more Chinese.
I really do not give a damn with slender figures, but don’t gemme started with fast metabolism. East Asians watch their diet too, but you really cannot tell how they maintain their slim figure. It’s either they do not try being a “bum” or they are more on glow foods as their daily diet.
usadoll2.livejournal.com|Cecilia Cheung at her 20′s. Notice that she never had any C-cup before 2000′s.
I would say that the true epitome of Chinese beauty would be Cecilia Cheung (Zhang Bozhi/Baizhi). She’s really Chinese (HK-born), but how did she get that classy look? In fact, she’s 1/4 British, and when you look at her half-sister Dai Bik Zhi, you’ll really say that Cecilia is far more eye-catching (but RIGHT NOW, those nice features fade away due to her true colors, right?).
Cecilia Cheung is a mix of everything: Fair skin, straight-haired, slender-figured… and lastly she’s got the nicest eyebrows.
But it all got damaged when she had a conflict with Nicolas Tse, and Faye Wong is the third party. It was rumored that she had a boobjob (oh yes, it’s not hard to tell after all hahaha!) twice, and the second time she had a boobjob was in Korea. No wonder, Chinese women love to have nice body shape.
Now what is the hype of being white in the Philippine context?
The Filipinos are NOT alone in terms of being obsessed with being white. Other Southeast Asian neighbors such as Thailand also suffer from that sort of mentality. To think that they’re near China, you’ll really see that Thai girls are like a mix of Mongol and Austronesian ancestry.
Again, I’m not discouraging you to be white, and to the whites, I’m not discouraging you to be brown.
However, considering that pale white skin rocks, let’s see if you won’t get discouraged.
metro.co.uk|I think Anne Hathaway’s white-ness is a real overhaul.
If you’d notice, Lucy Torres has a tint of color compared to Ms. Hathaway. Same with Kristen Stewart. Other Hollywood celebrities won’t ever dare maintain their fairness be in the level of the late Michael Jackson (MJ’s whiteness is fake, I understand). The reason why most Hollywood stars would choose to go tanning is because it’s healthier, and no doubt I used to take pride of being brown because it is attractive to the white people (and not to mention I don’t find ghostly-white skin attractive at all! Pale white, but please, not as pale white as Edward Cullen!).
Now it’s time to diversify with the “healthy” ones
Look at these women/girls below:
top10celebrity.com|Queen Latifah is the true example of showing inspiration to “big girls.”
Forget the late Anna Nicole Smith. She may be a good example to the “big girls,” but please, who would ever dare idolize someone with a dirty record, eh? Look at Queen Latifah, she’s very bubbly and very funny, indeed. I’d say that she’s really good in the movie “Taxi” and don’t forget the Ellie in “Ice Age” series!
ghettoredhot.com|Oprah mistaken to be Whitney Houston!
Oprah is at least, someone to look up to. Don’t ever gemme started at this “bad life” of hers. In fact, she really promised never to marry again because of her tragic life, and suddenly… she becomes rich. The only thing that I do not agree with her is that she teamed up with Jennifer Aniston; we all know that JA doesn’t wanna have kids, which made Angelina the “other woman.”
last.fm|Now where is this gal, anyway?
Frenchie Dy, the singer with a big, fat yet magical vocals, is the true example of beauty. If you think about Kim Chiu as the epitome of beauty and class, think again. We don’t want malnourished skeletors interfering our way (no offense to people with fast metabs here!) and be pro-ana. Who wants to beat Frenchie in a showdown? Probably Charice!
jestina-george.com|All hail to the queen of big boobs!
Now who doesn’t wanna swap lives with Norma Stitz (aka Annie Hawkins-Turner foa real)? Obese, big-chested and errr… big, Norma Stitz proved that you may still earn high by something that is exaggerate… and also, beauty comes in ALL sizes (of course, I really do not care if I’m 55kg or not!).
jessica-cox.blogspot.com|This time, we turnin’ bad-ass!
Armless yet blessed with a pretty face and intelligence, Jessica Cox could drive, FLY A PLANE, and even kick someone’s butt without hands at all!
That’s right, people. Now this gal doesn’t need to worry how long her hands are, and how thin her arms would be — she would say, “No hands, no arms… no problem.” I would also include Barb Guerra but I chose Jessica is because she was BORN without any upper limbs. It’s really weird if you have Jessica Long or Oscar Pistorius for having no legs at all due to a congenital disease, but at least they’re athletic. But as for Jessica, she’s MORE than meets the eye.
No need to look like a Chinese superstar! Western people don’t like to be so plain-looking and boring, it’s only the class that brings it out. After all, we have personal preferences and we need NOT to be demure enough to wish for something that is “oh, I wanna look like err… Angelina Jolie.” Angelina didn’t find herself pretty before, anyway.
[to be continued... haha]
getrealphilippines.com|Does Pidol look very familiar with this photo? HAHA!
The man who nourished our childhood
His most memorable comedy stint would be in Wanted: Perfect Father for his role as Roy/Mommy Rose. One of the things that I liked best about Pidol is that, he’s very great in creating stints that will awe everyone. Without him, Babalu, Redford White or even Carding might not become famous. He’s a great influence.
He deserves the National Artist award
The award belongs to Dolphy. Not only that he is a talented comedian, his signature, “Maganda ka, past tense ‘yan!” is a proof that he’s a good comedian!
Alright, to think over these things, he would never marry his love interests. I really don’t know why, but I think he does not believe in marriage. After all, if he were to be politically-active, he would rather advocate for “everlasting love without marriage.” Of course, he might as well have influenced Goldie Hawn, Brangelina and Oprah. OR most probably Tito Boy.
To end the story…
I think there’s more to explain with Dolphy, since he really made a remarkable achievement in Philippine cinema.
Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan para sa mga kababayan kong mga Pilipino!
Of course, this is my lucky day. Today, Apple and Canon finally announced their new products.
1.) Canon EOS 650D/Kiss X6i/Rebel T4i
Credits to dpreview.com, me all-time favorite cam review website.
This is the moment of truth that we have been waiting for. While the 600D has been released last year, this time, give way to the all-new 650D, which was named after the film camera 650. HAHAHA, I know, coincidence… but let us take a look at some major and minor changes…
Compared to the 600D, it is actually TOUCH-SCREEN (Read: Articulated Touch-screen). Yes, that’s right. Hear that!? Touchscreen! It also comes in DIG!G 5 CMOS sensor, just like the 5D Mark III. It also comes with a CA correction feature which means that you don’t need a 5D Mark III to do it. Guys, we should embrace this thing, for it now offers the CA correction thingy!
Frankly, I’m quite disappointed with the design (I think the 550D’s design was faaaar better, not even the 600D pulled it off, for its bulkiness, and it only copied the 60D’s design, only smaller– which makes the 600D better-looking so far). Latest cameras should be BETTER off in design, but come on! I think the next iPhone (probably the iPhone 5) might not have a better design compared to the 4S (I know, I think the iPhone 5 might NOT have a good design hahahaha!). Gah, I think the 650D’s screen shrank! Oh noes!
2.) Canon lenses: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens and the all-new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
So, correct me if I’m wrong, but the STM in the lenses mean, Stepping Motor. Stepping Motor is actually NOT the silent-focusing thing. It’s actually the AF for recording video. HA, I gotcha’ll!
CLICK HERE for the photos of the two lenses.
Thank goodness, Canon users could finally record video with autofocusing, but I am in doubt with Canon, why should everything be LENS-dependent, if Nikon actually has movie auto-focusing in-cam, and Sony Alpha has their SuperSteady Shot inside the camera?
Hmm, is the USM still there? Or it’s just me?
Alright, I think I have NO time for the 650D. I don’t like the design either, and it makes me want to pursue my 5D Mark III dream again. LOL.
1.) MacBook Pro with Retina Display
uncrate.com|This is the MacBook Pro with Retina display, to those who don’t know yet.
So I have some of my rants against the design and of course, the features… but let’s take a look at the good side first.
So, it is thinner compared to the MacBook Pro’s that Apple used to show us. However, THIS!? Wow, the thickness rules ass, and I bet, this is one of the best Macs, if ever possible. However, the rants that I’m going to tell you are: Why no such thing for the 13-inch size!? Why only for the 15-inch, and NOT also for the 17-inch!? Alright, Apple website shows us that the 17-inch is obsolete, and it sucks ass since people over 6 feet might no longer appreciate Apple (oh noes, well unless you’re a Mac Air user!). Also, people under 5’4″ might no longer do the same as well.
So, if I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro with me, gah! It’s a headache since it’s bigger, and it’s like a storybook already! I’m no longer bringing a heavy folder with me, hahaha! Oh, well!
2.) iOS 6
HAHAHA, be prepared, iPhone 5 (to-be!). This is going to be your primary iOS.
Of course, I would upgrade my own phone to this COOL OS, and no doubt, even a Visual Basic for the Mac will also be available! Yee-haw!
I really do not know if I should upgrade my phone to this iOS, but my mind says YES, without any hesitation. Take a look, the Passbook has this certain err… barcode-scanning feature. Well, that’s ONLY a guess, ok? But the rest of the features, it’s all an O-K!
Independence Day of the Philippine Islands
No wonder, the July 4 Independence Day was reverted back to the June 12 Independence Day. That is BECAUSE, that is the original and the very first one, although our very first president ever of the Philippines had a bad record for being a traitor. BUT this doesn’t have to mean, the Philippines does NOT have any progress. Politics should NOT hinder economics in growing, but sometimes, politics should also be a back-up. Hmmm… how’s the PNoy’s admin going, eh? Hope he DOES NOT again, throw rants and bitterness on his upcoming SONA. Seriously, he should be bragging his PROGRAMS and motivations, because that is A LEAP FORWARD to the nation.